20 Aug 2009

Man due in court over 89km police chase

10:27 am on 20 August 2009

A man will appear in Taupo District Court later on Thursday morning after a police pursuit lasting 89 kilometres.

Police say the chase began after they approached the 37-year-old Aucklander, who was being sought on other matters.

The pursuit started at Hatepe Hill on the eastern side of Lake Taupo about 2pm on Wednesday and ended at the northern end of the Desert Road in the central North Island.

The accused is facing charges including reckless driving, failing to stop and driving while disqualified.